“2019 Spring Recess Edition” Legislative Proposals Impacting Local Agency Revenue

This comprehensive edition covers selected active proposals impacting local agency revenue. The report highlights those critical issues our internal experts continue to review, track and advocate on. Many of the measures will be considered in the coming weeks and must meet legislative deadlines in order to continue through the legislative process. Please contact your Client Services Executive for local impact or a member of the Government Relations Team.

Support for SB 658 (Bradford) Retail Business Emblem – Cannabis Track and Trace

Summary: MuniServices / Avenu supports legislation that gives local jurisdictions access to the state’s track and trace system and better support compliant retail operators through the establishment of a statewide cannabis retail emblem program.  Please contact Brad Rowe,  Cannabis Compliance Practice Leader, at Brad.Rowe@avenuinsights.com for further detail.

Avenu / MuniServices Requests Governor Newsom’s Signature on AB 147 to Implement Wayfair

As an early stakeholder, we are honored to request the Governor’s signature on landmark legislation implementing Wayfair in California. We join the State Treasurer, and the respective author’s and Chairs of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and Senate Governance and Finance Committee in supporting AB 147.

California Policy Update / Legislative Proposals

This comprehensive report covers legislation introduced to-date during the 2019 California legislative session.  To-date over 2,628 measures have been introduced and many impact local revenues and administration. Issues include, sales tax exemptions, Wayfair implementation, property tax/redevelopment, recording fees, cannabis/hemp, gambling, utility users tax, business license, consumer privacy, housing funding, water, contracting and other issues.

Economic News and Trends

Get an updated snapshot of national economic data for multiple industries that can support your municipal and county planning.  This report includes holiday 2018 spending trends and 2019 economic forecasts.

Formal Regulations Adopted Implementing Cannabis Control

The Bureau of Cannabis Control regulations take effect immediately.  Contact our experts listed in the report for implementation requirements, including new laws pertaining to delivery and to discuss new proposed legislation.

Implementing Business License Measures in 2019

Issues include AB 2184, related to identification requirements and form changes,   AB 3002,  disability notices,   SB 946, sidewalk vendors,  and SB 244 consumer privacy.  The report addresses the Dynamex case, and its impact on business licenses.

Economic News & Trends

Get a snapshot of national economic data for multiple industries that can support your municipal and county planning.

Implementing Wayfair – What California is Doing

Avenu was invited to participate in the CDTFA October 24, 2018 stakeholder meeting to discuss the implementation of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. We raised several issues during the meeting, including those related to administrative costs, the CROS system, and also asked for clarification as to how local and district taxes will be treated and allocated.

The CDTFA’s Wayfair Implementation Stakeholder Meeting

Avenu was asked to participate in the CDTFA’s first stakeholder meeting regarding Wayfair’s implementation.